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06 November 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 99

2016, USA, National Parks Service Centenary
photo by Art Wolfe

Photographer Art Wolfe described this shot as "perfectly backlit bison standing on a small rise in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley". It was taken at dawn on a cold winter's night in February, 2000.  This was the last of the 16 Forever stamps issued this year in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Yellowstone became a National Park in 1872 as the first national park in the US (it is also considered as possibly the first in the world) and previous to 1916 was managed by the US Army. The free ranging bison herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the States. Mostly in Wyoming, the park (and, presumably, the bison) also extends into Montana and Idaho.

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Heleen said...

An amazing picture, beautiful!

Bob Scotney said...

Magnificent beasts on a magnificent stamp

Mail Adventures said...

Isn't an usual picture for a stamp. Really beautiful.

FinnBadger said...

Ah, I didn't even come close to thinking about this one - great choice today.

Joy said...

Superb result for a photographer braving a long wait on a cold night.

Maria said...

Excellent stamp!